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Project by Kristoffer posted 08-15-2009 05:57 PM 1912 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first attempt at making a box. With it being my first go and knowing that it was going to be painted, I decided to make it out of the more affordable MDF. The web on the lid is carved and the lining on the inside is just a simple red felt. The plates on the sides are ingraved with norse runes and were another first attempt for me. I’m pretty sure that ingraving is NOT my forte. The spikes were incorporated as a way to keep the lid in place along with recesses in the bottom of the lid.

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#1 posted 08-15-2009 06:43 PM

Very interesting piece.

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#2 posted 08-15-2009 06:52 PM

COOL!!!!!

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#3 posted 08-15-2009 08:49 PM

Killer!

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#4 posted 08-15-2009 09:02 PM

Very interesting, but where are the bats and blackbirds? Nice spooky work.

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#5 posted 08-16-2009 01:04 AM

What size is it?

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#6 posted 08-16-2009 01:28 AM

very nice i like it lot may have to try this around halloween
thank for sharing

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#7 posted 08-16-2009 05:56 AM

It’s about 18” X 7” X 5”.

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#8 posted 08-16-2009 06:21 AM

Hey Kris
This is a real changing shape for a first attempt great job.

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#9 posted 08-16-2009 09:30 AM

what a great idea…I love it when we get serious creativity in projects here…that really stretches my imagination and I need that in a big way.

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#10 posted 08-17-2009 08:46 PM

Now thats cool, i really dig it.

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#11 posted 08-20-2009 07:04 AM

Jim,

Thanks for the comment on my casket shaped box. While it is a “real changing shape for a first attempt”, there are a few of reasons for that being the case.
1. When I got out of rough framing and in to building decks and arbors, I had a GREAT teacher. Out of the many, many, many jobs that we did, maybe two of them were a basic design and we found them to be somewhat boring.
2. When ever I get into something, I tend to dive in head first.
3. They say that necessity is the mother of all invention…. Well, hormones must be the evil step-mother. I was hanging out and talking with some friends of mine (one of them a very beautiful young lady with a casket shaped purse) and we decided that a casket shaped box would be pretty cool. Well, it worked and we dated for a while.

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#12 posted 10-27-2009 03:30 AM

looks sharp, very cool!

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#13 posted 10-30-2009 01:36 AM

Man, I’m jealous. My first box was, well, square. It looked very nice, though. Will post some pics when I get around to it.

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#14 posted 11-15-2009 05:51 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!! Nice work. How did you make MDF look so good? What did you paint it with. I have made things out of MDF and the didn’t take paint that well. What’s your secret????

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#15 posted 11-15-2009 05:51 PM

WOW!!!!!!!!! Nice work. How did you make MDF look so good? What did you paint it with. I have made things out of MDF and the didn’t take paint that well. What’s your secret????

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